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Astronomers Find Supermassive Black Hole 12 Billion Times Size of the Sun

Astronomers Find Supermassive Black Hole 12 Billion Times Size of the Sun

Astronomers say they have have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow. Scientists said this black hole was formed about 900 million years after the Big Bang. But with measurements indicating it is 12 billion times the size of the sun, the black hole challenges a widely accepted hypothesis of growth rates. “Based on previous research, this is the largest black hole found for that period of time,” Fuyan Bian, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University (ANU), told Reuters on Wednesday. “Current theory is for a limit to how fast a black hole can grow, but this black hole is too large for that theory.” The discovery was described in a study published Wednesday in Nature.

The creation of supermassive black holes remains an open topic of research. However, many scientists have long believed the growth rate of black holes was limited. Black holes grow, scientific theory suggests, as they absorb mass. However, as mass is absorbed, it will be heated creating radiation pressure, which pushes the mass away from the black hole. “Basically, you have two forces balanced together which sets up a limit for growth, which is much smaller than what we found,” said Bian.

The black hole was discovered a team of global scientists led by Xue-Bing Wu at Peking University, China, as part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which provided imagery data of 35 percent of the northern hemisphere sky. The ANU is leading a comparable project, known as SkyMapper, to carry out observations of the Southern Hemisphere sky. Bian expects more black holes to be observed as the project advances.

Source www.nbcnews.com

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black hole,is not threat,its only ,a passage,to a new part of galaxy

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Imagine all the matter and other planet nearby are getting sucked in buy this big black hole. I knew a girl few years ago she wanted me to see her big black hole. Hardy har har

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Still to far away to deal with human overpopulation…

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Carl you bestow my heart:-)

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Aint we a bit small in the whole scheme of things?

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Black hole sun wont you come wont you come

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I hope it sucks us in. I’m ready for a reset.

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Accept BLACK PEOPLE MY color of PEOPLE… they are Still waiting on the slave ship JESUS To RETURN ….SMDH lol

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It seems everyone feels this way.

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YES BROTHER IT’S TIME TO RESET

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What humans?…humans ARE old news #NEWERA ✨

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Nice to know, but will it affect us humans? Don’t think so.

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M where’s that…….

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OBAMA IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE #NEWERA MUTANTS #PREPAIR…. IJS

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The question is can we send Obama there being it’s a black hole he will feel at home just saying question

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What if….. they are just shadows?

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Maybe if we’re lucky we’ll all get sucked into it

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We can only hope.

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The size of the sun they made up or the real actual size they need to be more clear

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I bet it’s a worm.

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Dead space eutopia zone where no man has gone before. Probe it with a colonosopy

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Yep. It’s right there by uranius.

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